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Shelach: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Shelach: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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What really happened in Gaza?

What really happened in Gaza? Last week, Gidon Ariel was interviewed about Hamas and Gaza and Israel.Watch this video podcast of that program with Jeff Futers of First Century Foundations.

A Settler Goes Up Against Palestinian Supporters

A Settler Goes Up Against Palestinian Supporters Besides being the director of Root Source, an organization dedicated to promoting engagement between Jews and Christians, Gidon Ariel is also active in dialog groups between Israelis and Palestinians. He came upon a Facebook group called Israelis & Palestinians for Peace and offered to present his perspective as …

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Responding to Unfavorable News

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash Responding to Unfavorable News Recently, in my correspondence with Rabbi Chaim Eisen, I mentioned to him that the health of a friend had “taken a turn for the worse.” It caused me to wonder, given that there were Jewish responses for so many situations, if there is a “traditional …

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Beha’alotcha: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Beha’alotcha: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Explains Israel’s Right and Duty to Defend Its Citizens

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Explains Israel’s Right and Duty to Defend Its Citizens As a member of the Israeli Likud party, I am blessed to be the personal friend of numerous leaders and heroes. My old friend Gilad Erdan, who I knew since he was first elected to the Knesset in 2003, was recently …

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Root Source Briefing: What is going on in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank??

Root Source Briefing: What is going on in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank? I’ll bet you’ve been following what’s going on in Israel. In my 40 years here I don’t remember so much interest in our part of the globe, and that is really saying something! You might not know this, but …

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Naso: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Naso: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Israel at War!

Israel at War! Followers of Israel related news know that there is an uptick in the conflict between Israel and the Hamas. Gidon had a short conversation with a friend and gave an explanation of what is going on.

The Book of Ruth: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

The Book of Ruth: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never …

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Inspiring Hebrew Video for Holocaust Remembrance Day / Yom HaShoah

Inspiring Hebrew Video for Holocaust Remembrance Day / Yom HaShoah Shalom, Tonight begins Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah as it is called in Hebrew. Even as it slowly retreats into history, the Holocaust has tremendous meaning for Jews, especially the many that had relatives that went through it. My wife, for example, has a very close relative who a girl was sent by …

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We are One

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz We are ONE Friends,Unfortunately my computer crashed and along with it the thoughts that I had been blessed to write during this week to share with you I hope I will be able to share them with you in the near future.In the meantime, in short, this is the …

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The Portion of Nasso

Hanukkah menorah The Portion of Nasso This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Nasso Numbers 4:21-7:89, is the longest single portion in the Torah (the combined portions of Matot-Masei, when they are read together, are longer). It continues listing the responsibilities of the various families of Levites which began in Bamidbar. From there, it elaborates on several laws, including …

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Signs of Hope

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz Signs of Hope      There is always hope. Webster’s dictionary defines “hope” as “to cherish a desire with anticipation.” Is this the same as counting on a miracle? Perhaps it is a strengthening of “emunah?” I saw an extremely moving video of a father of two of the …

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Behar-Bechukotai: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Behar-Bechukotai: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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